Thursday, June 30, 2022

Fiji supports prohibition of Nuclear Weapons treaty

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has stated that Fiji will work with all states, large and small, to ensure a nuclear-free world and to...

Island nations urge Commonwealth leaders to bolster ocean climate action

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Small island nations are calling for strengthened global support for ocean and climate change action, just days before Commonwealth leaders convene in Kigali, Rwanda,...

Ibrahim Thiaw appointed interim UN Climate Change head

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Mauritanian diplomat and head of the UN body to combat desertification Ibrahim Thiaw has been appointed interim executive secretary of UN Climate Change. Thiaw will...

If we are to have a future, climate justice needs a legal footing

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The ICJ should issue a legal opinion on the rights of present and future generations to inhabit a world that is not ravaged by...

Ocean literacy and unlocking a revolution in ocean science solutions

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The ocean holds the keys to an equitable and sustainable development path for all. This is the premise behind the UN Ocean Decade and...

Hundreds of workers flown home to Pacific despite NZ fishing firms’ pleas

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Tongan, Samoan and ni-Vanuatu horticulture workers have been redeployed or flown home, to the disappointment of the country's biggest fishing companies who had asked...

Commonwealth leaders set to meet for the first time in four years

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Leaders from 54 countries will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, this week for the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the sixth time the...

Vanuatu calls on Australia to back its UN bid to recognise climate change harm

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Australia’s new Labor government has been called on to prove its commitment to climate action and support for Pacific countries by backing a campaign...

Global Trade Agreement on Fisheries subsidies protects big fishing fleets

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The meeting of Trade Ministers at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva has reached an agreement on prohibiting some fisheries subsidies, which however...

Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation

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Two weeks of climate talks in Germany have ended in acrimony between rich and poor countries over cash for climate damage. Developing countries say they...

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Fiji prepares to welcome Forum Leaders to Suva for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum

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Leaders from across the Pacific region will be gathering next month for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and related meetings from 11-14 July...

Pacific Small Island Developing States call for stronger partnerships to sustainably manage oceans

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are demanding greater action from countries responsible for increased pressure on marine ecosystems...

Marine and coastal ecosystems most threatened in the world

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific leaders attending the 2022 UN Ocean Conferences this week heard that 'Marine and coastal ecosystems' are the most...